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The cost of living in Utah is very inexpensive, making Utah State University one of the most affordable universities in the USA for international students.

International students are required to show adequate funding available for their USU study before they can apply for a student visa. Immigration laws require international students who wish to study in the U.S. on a F-1 visa to show proof of finances for one year.

Admitted students must provide an official bank statement on bank letterhead from their sponsor (for example, a family member) or, if sponsored by a government agency, a letter of support on agency letterhead. International students are required to have their sponsor complete an Affidavit of Financial Support Form.

International Orientation Fee: All international students (undergraduate and graduate) are charged a one-time orientation fee of $100. This fee will appear on your student account with your tuition and fees once you have registered for classes and covers the materials provided at international orientation (two books, ID card, bag, multiple meals, access to orientation leaders, etc.) Regardless if the student attends the mandatory orientation or not, the fee will be charged and the materials will be provided to the student. There is not a way to opt out of this one-time fee. 

The estimated costs for the 2018-2019 academic year are listed below:

Academic Year 2019-2020 Academic or IELI  Fall   2019  Spring 2020
   (9 months - Fall & Spring @ 12-18 Credits)     
Tuition & Fees** $24,504 $12,252 $12,252
International Student Fee $250 $125 $125
Living Expenses $6,592 $3,296 $3,296
Personal Expenses $6,771 $3,371 $3,400
Total  $38,117 $19,044 $19,073

Study in the Summer at a discounted rate.

  Summer 2019
  (12-18 credits)
Tuition & Fees** $4,009
International Student Fee $125
Living Expenses $2,896
Personal Expenses $2,774
Total  $9,804

*Dependent Costs: spouse $5,832 per academic year, each child $3,662 per academic year. These estimated costs are updated annually and may change without prior notice.

**The estimated costs are based on the regular tuition and student fees. Based on your program, there may be additional differential tuition or program fees. These costs may change without prior notice.

Students must bring or have access to sufficient funds to pay their expenses for at least the first semester. After arrival, a checking account can be opened so various expenses can be paid conveniently and safely.